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Signed On May 15, 2012, 15:34
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News Comments > Magic 2014 Duels of the Planeswalkers Free Weekend
2. Re: Magic 2014 Duels of the Planeswalkers Free Weekend Jun 5, 2014, 18:04 Ceribaen
 
bhcompy wrote on Jun 5, 2014, 17:57:
Last hurray for Magic 2014. Magic 2015 will likely hit by midmonth if prior years are any indication

2014 was the first year I actually didn't buy of DoTP, have they made any actual improvements or still have the random bugs, and mostly just more like EA Sports games roster updates?
 
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News Comments > Defiance Now Free-to-Play
8. Re: Defiance Now Free-to-Play Jun 5, 2014, 00:03 Ceribaen
 
Rhett wrote on Jun 4, 2014, 21:25:
I haven't played this since open beta on the 360... Anyone know how the game is, now? I kinda enjoyed it... Sorta like a 3rd person Borderlands (which is exactly what I've been craving since BL1 came out).

I actually kinda enjoyed it more than I do BL1/BL2.. but I never spent much time in either of those to be honest. BL2 I got stuck solo against a very early boss that tosses bombs and frustrated with it.

My biggest issue Defiance is that when you want to play with a partner, it keeps forcing you solo in instanced missions... not sure if that's been fixed. But the team play instances were alright, and the Arcfalls were fun (if repetitive)... basically the same mechanic as Rifts.

Haven't had it installed for a while, but I might reinstall with the show - I thought it was a nice complement to play while watching.
 
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News Comments > WildStar Head Start Underway
9. Re: WildStar Head Start Underway Jun 1, 2014, 20:18 Ceribaen
 
Kobalt wrote on Jun 1, 2014, 19:36:
Yeah some weird things going on with this game. The art style and humor makes you think it's a goofy kids game, but it probably one of the most hardcore mmos in a long time.

Also it's supposed to be in the middle of a battle of highly advanced intergalactic civilizations. But for some reason they share cities on a planet and the ships don't just blow them up from orbit because? I think I got the biggest wtf moment when I did a quest where you are burning the corpses of plague victims just like in the plaguelands in wow. It's really how bizarre how similar the game is to fantasy mmos while at the same time having giant mechs blowing shit up.

To me, the best way I've thought of being able to describe... it's like the lovechild of WoW and GW2, who happens to be best friends with BL2.

It's basically space fantasy - so you get a little bit of scifi flavour mixed in with fantasy elements.

I seriously considered giving it a purchase, but decided like most that the 60 price tag was too much to start. If it was 40 - I'd probably have tried it for a few months.
 
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News Comments > Mythic Entertainment Closed
16. Re: Mythic Entertainment Closed May 29, 2014, 23:43 Ceribaen
 
Axis wrote on May 29, 2014, 20:06:
DAOC had the best overall pvp in any mmo to date, at the very least the most memorable.

Once a developer gets bought up in the politics of publishers like EA, it's difficult to have any true creative say from then on out.

I generally despise most AAA games these days -- I could care less if every one of them went under and only indies thrived.

The indies of today were the AAA's of the 90s, and I'm fine without big budget voice acting, cut-scenes, and other aesthetic crap I tend to skip anyway.

I still remember getting up on an alarm clock/having call trees to attack/defend relic raids in the early days of the game.
The other thing I remember from that game was at the time it might as well have been called 'Dating Agency of Camelot' because of how many various types of on(and off)line relationships formed and broke in that game.
 
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News Comments > Mythic Entertainment Closed
15. Re: Mythic Entertainment Closed May 29, 2014, 23:41 Ceribaen
 
Talisorn wrote on May 29, 2014, 19:01:
Nighthawk wrote on May 29, 2014, 18:46:
Dark Age of Camelot (2001)

The one bright light in all of that.

But to be honest, I didn't mind Warhammer Online. At that time though, it just wasn't a patch on the 600lb Gorilla in the corner hogging all the MMO bananas.

To me the biggest issue with Warhammer Online was how they did their F2P/'unlimited trial' model.

You could play the full first tier unrestricted, but while you did - all you ever heard was how empty it was past that tier. If you subbed, then unsubbed... you also lost access to being able to play for free in the first tier as well.

So it pretty much discouraged you from ever doing anything other than play the first 10 levels of the game. If they'd followed Turbine's lead with DDO (and later LOTRO) and allowed microtransactions (or rare drops) to allow you to progress into the next tiers, they'd have organically grown the population across the game as well as having people who might periodically sub/unsub and keep coming back as they feel.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
17. Re: Morning Metaverse May 29, 2014, 17:15 Ceribaen
 
Cutter wrote on May 29, 2014, 15:52:
ForgedReality wrote on May 29, 2014, 15:30:
Burrito of Peace wrote on May 29, 2014, 15:25:
ForgedReality wrote on May 29, 2014, 15:10:
You CAN'T be serious! Holy shit! Either you're trolling, or you're 9.

Or he's from a country other than the US where Reading Rainbow wasn't aired.

Cutter, Reading Rainbow was a kids show that encouraged literacy and a love of learning, It was hosted most often by Levar Burton.

But it's practically got its own set of memes online. Who doesn't know that theme song?

Damn foreigners like me don't. I think I heard of it once years ago but I've never seen it. Kids shows aired here - when I was a kid - Mr. Rogers, Captain Kangaroo, Sesame Street, The Electric Company, and the very Canadian Mr. Dressup and The Friendly Giant. No Reading Rainbow. Though out of Buffalo we did get the Commander Tom cartoon cavalcade.

Edit: Ahhh, now that Jimmy Fallon doing Jim Morrison doing the Reading Rainbow makes sense.



Weren't you able to get PBS? Was available OTA at least where I grew up. That and Wishbone were awesome!! Also believe that PBS was on basic Canadian cable packages too.

In fact it was the Buffalo affiliate that first created it... WNED.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
28. Re: Out of the Blue May 27, 2014, 15:07 Ceribaen
 
nimski wrote on May 27, 2014, 12:38:
I wonder why they choose Mexican versions for importation. Canada is a lot closer (to the NE) and all the soft drinks and candy bars are made with sugar.

Canadian pop uses HFCS as well, it's just labelled different. Glucose-Fructose is HFCS in Canada. For it to be sugar it is Sucrose in ingredient labels.

Sources:
Eat Right Ontario
Canadian Sugar Institute
 
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News Comments > Expeditions: Conquistador Editor Released
4. Re: Expeditions: Conquistador Editor Released May 27, 2014, 15:04 Ceribaen
 
Cutter wrote on May 27, 2014, 13:44:
Jerykk wrote on May 27, 2014, 12:23:
Great game that was sadly overlooked. I wonder if the historical setting just doesn't resonate with most people.

Agreed. I loved the hell out of it. People are nuts not to give it a whirl for $5.

I'm just starting to try it out now, picked up a while back off a recommendation here.
Definitely interesting and still just getting my feet wet. Managed to lose one of my crew to a fatal wound early on - and I'd say the resource management part for food and such early on feels a touch tedious.. but I haven't really read up on any strategies and haven't even made it to the second town yet, was more in an exploring mood.
 
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News Comments > Steam In-Home Streaming Launches
19. Re: Steam In-Home Streaming Launches May 23, 2014, 14:42 Ceribaen
 
beaves wrote on May 21, 2014, 18:54:
This worked really well, although your host pc must be a windows pc and you must install the latest steam updates. I used my linux pc as the client. When you launch steam on the client pc you can see all your installed games and instead of play there is a stream button.
It's a good way to play windows games on linux, when your wife is facebooking on your windows pc.

How did you pull this off? When I quickly tested it out today - it basically just looks like a remote desktop protocol. I ran up to my other PC and changed the active window - went back to the laptop and it was now displaying whatever was on on my monitor on the desktop PC.
 
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News Comments > 75 More Steam Greenlights
9. Re: 75 More Steam Greenlights May 15, 2014, 00:37 Ceribaen
 
Sweet! Franchise Hockey Manager made it!
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
17. Re: Morning Consolidation May 12, 2014, 19:46 Ceribaen
 
NeOCidE wrote on May 12, 2014, 14:01:
My word, attitudes towards Diablo III have changed. This game fun now?

The console version (I've got PS3) is actually pretty fun. Never had to deal with RMAH and Online only (and related lagspikes and maintenance downtimes) either.

Though - for the console version expansions, it says it includes all the other bits as well... so basically if you already have D3, you're paying again for D3+expansion? Was Reaper of Souls PC 40 bucks at launch?
 
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News Comments > WildStar Beta Open To All
48. Re: WildStar Beta Open To All May 9, 2014, 16:03 Ceribaen
 
ColoradoHoudini wrote on May 8, 2014, 16:38:
Ceribaen-
It's different for sure! I heal on my Esper, and I have telegraphs and AoE non-targeted heals. For one of my heals, it lays down a long strip of healing space in front of me. To you as someone I want to heal, you'd see a green line.. something like 25 foot of a green space. If you stood in it, you'd get healed. So for me, I need to line up people I want to heal with. It's not simple as just clicking and healing. However, there are healing spells that are click and heal, ans well as AoE heals you'd find in other MMOs. The telegraph system is pretty cool though, it's different.. it makes you have to position yourself correctly, and not just sleepwalk through healing like I have done in other MMOs.

Creston- The game has so much more than just end game raiding.. but the devs have said that for end game raiders, they will have a good challenge. Will there be a big enough base to sustain the game.. I don't know. You could say that about any MMO that doesnt already have a base. Look what Rift did.. unknown IP.. came in and did well. I don't see why Carbine can't do that with Wildstar.

I'll say this.. if Blizzard/Valve made WS.. it'd be insanely popular.

Downloaded it last night - gave it a quick spin before work this morning... finished out the tutorial area I think (have the choice now as to which area I want to go to and leaving the Ark Ship behind).


I'll say this - the music is nice. First mmo in a while I didn't want to turn sound off and just listen to my own stuff.

Made myself an Esper - combat is... different. Not used to having to stand still to attack (is this for all classes or just some abilities?) Otherwise has a bit of a GW2 feel about it (as a recent comparison).

I actually see this more as a crossover between WoW and GW2 from my first impressions in the tutorial.

Going to be spending my forseeable free time with it though to see what it's all about and maybe try an engineer too.

The way the minimap works isn't entirely intuitive though, I found myself more just clicking the quest to get the direction arrow to tell me where to go next.
 
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News Comments > WildStar Beta Open To All
31. Re: WildStar Beta Open To All May 8, 2014, 16:00 Ceribaen
 
EvilAsh wrote on May 8, 2014, 14:16:
To suggest this game is a wow clone .. is like Saying that Checkers is a clone of Chess. This is an action combat mmo rpg. ACtion combat is NOTHING like the control system in wow. Nothing. There is no tab targeting. ITs skill based controls. Thats right.. your skill is what matters. There is double jump, There is side rolls. All controlled by you. you have to aim at players to hit them. Thats right no auto target no auto hit. There is no insane CC that dominates the pvp seen. You will not get cc into the ground. The game has humor yes.. its like Borderlands 2 style humor. Its got awesome housing. Its got Tough dungeons..that will last a while. Yes tough dungeons.. and the idea is that you level up doing these dungeons to get you prepared for raiding down the road.. Oh and there is raiding content as you level up as well. AT level 10 you can experience your first 20 man world boss. And yes it has open world pvp oh yeah!!

So you're saying it's more like an MMO BL2 or Defiance (or more like Tera Online?)

How does healing work without tab targets?
 
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News Comments > Morning Crowdfunding Roundup
4. Re: Morning Crowdfunding Roundup May 7, 2014, 16:18 Ceribaen
 
eRe4s3r wrote on May 7, 2014, 11:44:
Parias wrote on May 7, 2014, 11:11:
A shame about that Outcast remake - I hope they're still able to churn out something good.

At least they understand why it failed. A good example on how not to run a KS

Loading Human looks really neat by the way, and if you look for other Vr game with interesting idea

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/494598080/the-gallery-six-elements

I don't think they do entirely though?
Statements like 'we should have lowered our goal and included more platforms' and 'we should have lowered our stretch goals' sounds like a recipe for long delays, additional funding drives and generally just poor budgeting.

Either it takes 600k to do what they wanted or it doesn't. Lowering the budget and increasing the scope doesn't fix that. About the only thing it sounds like they think should have done is promise the moon, rather than pitch a realistic project.
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10 Redux
5. Re: Steam Top 10 Redux May 5, 2014, 11:05 Ceribaen
 
nofb wrote on May 5, 2014, 10:57:
Considering the failure Dark Souls 2 proved to be on PC, that 1st position is a real wonder. Apparently this "game" had such a good publicity that it passed no matter how crippled - and this isn't the first time!

Not to mention the total lack of support, I wish I could just get a refund and forget about this mistake.

Had they released that for PC first, they would never have sold so many licences.

I've been hearing plenty of good word of mouth about Dark Souls 2... what's the failure for it?
 
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News Comments > Defiance Going F2P
11. Re: Defiance Going F2P May 2, 2014, 11:31 Ceribaen
 
NewMaxx wrote on May 2, 2014, 02:57:
I've played this a bit, reminds me of Borderlands if it were a MMO. If that's your sort of thing...you might like it. Now, I know some people like to do BL solo, and that's fine, but I'm a co-op kind of guy and I just couldn't find any friends willing to try this game. It's a time-waster but will never be your keystone.

I actually preferred this to BL, mostly because I got stuck trying to solo BL2 fairly early on.
My issue was when I did randomly find someone to partner up with, all the instanced story quest missions were solos... which depending on your weapon specialties could be an exercise in frustration... and one of you would finish way before the other.

I thought it complemented the TV show nicely though.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
16. Re: Morning Metaverse Apr 24, 2014, 17:54 Ceribaen
 
Fibrocyte wrote on Apr 24, 2014, 13:42:
Verno wrote on Apr 24, 2014, 10:50:
Still no Tab Mix Plus for Chrome so Firefox for life.

What does TMP do that isn't built into Chrome?

I run Chrome with only the LastPass and Adblock extensions and it's perfect for me. FF has always felt too heavy.

Doesn't Chrome Adblock still load the ads, but then just hide them - so exploitable code can still run on your machine?
While FF Adblock actually blocks the ad from loading?

That was the case at one point - and I've always felt comfortable using FF so never really switched to Chrome (outside of on my phone since FF on mobile last I tried it was a bit kludgy).
 
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News Comments > Ships Ahoy - The Last Federation
7. Re: Ships Ahoy - The Last Federation Apr 20, 2014, 02:29 Ceribaen
 
Flo wrote on Apr 20, 2014, 01:37:
I never could get into AI War myself but I'm loving this.
Thinking that controller support would be awesome in this game. I've got my haswell ultrabook hooked up to the TV which makes it some sort of steam-indie-console

Um... yeah wow... I decided to impulse buy it after all - and this is not a game I can afford to playing until after this week is over... This feels like it has Civ-like potential of starting a game at 9pm and sucking me in until 6am....
 
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News Comments > Ships Ahoy - The Last Federation
5. Re: Ships Ahoy - The Last Federation Apr 20, 2014, 01:35 Ceribaen
 
Watching the trailers and reading the steam forums... really thinking I want this.
But then I look and see for some reason I only ever put 10 minutes into AI War...
 
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News Comments > Saturday Mobilization
8. Re: Saturday Mobilization Apr 19, 2014, 23:53 Ceribaen
 
Axis wrote on Apr 19, 2014, 12:19:
Color me pumped, buying BG for android immediately!

In App Purchases :/
I'm hoping it eventually shows up in a Humble Bundle.
 
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